Crisci Associates, May 23, 2016 Issue #621
(5/23/2016)
* Gov. Wolf’s Veto Prompts Republicans To Begin Their List Of Budget Demands

If you were expecting progress on the FY 2016-17 state budget this week, you would be disappointed.  On the other hand, if you expected more threats if this or that isn’t done along with the budget, then you hit the target.

* Gov. Wolf Accepts Resignation Of DEP Secretary John Quigley

Gov. Tom Wolf Friday accepted the resignation of John Quigley as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection. Patrick McDonnell will serve as the Acting Secretary of the department.

* Gaming Board Reports 11.6% Increase In April Table Games Revenue

Gaming Control Board Monday reported April 2016 table games revenue of$72,206,809 was an increase of 11.6 percent over April of last year when revenue was $64,684,083.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state this week on political topics of interest.

* Session Schedule/Governor's Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* Op-Ed: Philadelphia Soda Tax Lacks Both Fizz And Merit

By Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia)

* PA Unemployment Climbs In April To 5.3 Percent

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was up four-tenths of a percentage point from March to 5.3 percent. Pennsylvania’s rate rose above that of the United States, which was unchanged at 5.0 percent.

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